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- Where do I park?
All of the downtown ramps will be open to the public, with the exception of the Monona Terrace parking ramp. A detailed map can be found here.
- Is there a cost for the event?
The Festival Foods Shake the Lake event zone will be free of charge and open to the public.
- Where is the Festival Foods Shake the Lake?
The Festival Foods Shake the Lake event zone will be between Broom and Blair Streets with the live music stage located on the southwest side of the Monona Terrace tunnel.
- What time does Festival Foods Shake the Lake start?
The Festival Foods Shake the Lake event zone opens at 4 pm and closes after the completion of the fireworks.
- What time do the Festival Foods Fireworks start?
- What time will food/beverage be available until?
Food and beverage will start at 4 pm and run until the end of the fireworks.
- Where are bathrooms?
Portable restroom facilities will be available in the Festival Foods Shake the Lake event zone.
- Can I bring a chair?
Yes, one chair per person and blankets will be allowed.
- Will there be any seats there already? Benches, folding chairs, etc?
No, seating will not be provided. There will be a reserved event on the Monona Terrace Rooftop. Tickets will be $15 to gain access to the reserved event on the rooftop and available for purchase at shakethelake.org.
- What can be brought into Festival Foods Shake the Lake?
One small bag per person. Strollers and chairs are allowed. No food and beverage will be allowed with the exception of one clear bottle of water per person (20 oz or less) will be allowed. No grills and no fireworks of any kind will be allowed.
- What bands are playing and what time?
Live music will start at 4 pm. A full schedule can be found here. Live music will conclude prior to the start of the Fireworks at 10 pm.
- Are there other forms of entertainment at Festival Foods Shake the Lake?
There will be a kids event zone and other interactive experiences for all ages throughout the event.
- Will there be road closures?
John Nolen Drive will be closed between Blair Street and Broom Street from 6 am on 6/25 until 6 am on 6/26. Times are subject to change.
- What happens in the event of a rainout?
Festival Foods Shake the Lake is a rain or shine event! In the event that the fireworks cannot be shot off on Saturday night for any reason, the show will be rescheduled for Sunday night. A decision will not be made until Saturday evening. Music, entertainment and food and beverage stands will operate as planned on Saturday night regardless of weather. Updates will be posted on the Mallards Facebook, the Facebook event page, and on shakethelake.org.
- What are other rules?
No grills, no fireworks of any kind, no carry in of food or beverage other than one clear bottle of water will be allowed into the event zone. Blankets and one chair per person will be allowed into the event zone. All patrons that plan to purchase beer at the event will be required to get a wristband indicating that their identification has been checked and that they are over 21. Lake Monona will have a strict slow no wake policy in force from 8:00pm until midnight the night of the fireworks.
- Can I bring my pet to the event?
No, dogs and pets are not allowed in the event zone.
iHeart Media Rooftop Party
- Can I bring a chair or a blanket?
Yes, one chair per person.
- How much is a ticket?
$15 for access to the Monona Terrace Rooftop. A $1.75/ticket service fee will be added for all orders purchased online or over the phone.
- Are there any seats there already? Benches, folding chairs, etc?
Yes, some seating, but attendees will not be guaranteed a seat unless they bring their own.
- What happens in the event of a rainout?
The rain date is Sunday, June 25.
- How do I order tickets?
Mallardsbaseball.com or Shakethelake.org
- How do I get my tickets?
A ‘will call’ booth/tent will be located at the event. You can pick up tickets before the event at the Mallards Warner Park ticket office or they can be mailed to you for an additional $3 per order.
- Do kids need a ticket?
Children 2 and under do not require a ticket for the iHeart Media Rooftop Party. All other guests must have a ticket.
- Can I buy a walk up ticket to the iHeart Media Rooftop Party?
Tickets will most likely sell out in advance, but if all tickets are not sold tickets will be available for purchase.
- Is it handicapped accessible?
Yes, both the iHeart Media Rooftop Party and the Festival Foods Shake the Lake event site will be accessible.